How much would you give to get your hands on some of the hottest celebrity’s workout routines? How about just a glimpse. We tracked down some of the biggest names in Hollywood and unveiled what their secrets were to staying fit and healthy.
Jessica Alba, mom of two, business owner and dozens of movies to her name gets her perfect physique with a mix of cardio and strength training. If you want to replicate Alba’s workout, the “reverse fly” is one of her signature moves. Holding a 3-pound dumbbell in each hand, step forward with one leg, bend at the waist, and allow your arms to hang. Slightly rounding your arms, raise dumbbells to your sides until they’re in line with your shoulders. Switch legs after 10 repetitions, aiming for three rounds of 20 repetitions each.
You’ll be shocked to know what Helen Mirin’s uses to keep her body red carpet ready. At 65, Mirin is known for her perfect skin and flawless figure. A Wii Fit, a package of exercise programs used on the Nintendo Wii video-game console. One of the strength-training activities included on the Wii Fit is the lunge, which helps strengthen the abs, rear, legs, and thighs. Here’s how to do this effective exercise move: Stand with your feet together, shoulders back, and stomach muscles tight. Lift one foot off the floor and move it forward, stepping down with the heel first. Lunge forward, dropping your hips down until your thigh is parallel to the floor. Push off with your front leg and return to a starting position. Repeat on the other side.
Kate Hudson, a star since the day she was born is not stranger to health and fitness. With her own fitness apparel line, Hudson is no stranger to taking things up a notch in the fitness department. Her recent fitness apparel line isn’t just for show, she walks the talk and is known for her dedication to breaking a sweat. Just like her movies, Hudson keeps things interesting and eclectic. She mixes things up by incorporating spinning classes, Barre and Pilates. She begins almost every workout with a one mile run to get her heart pumping. Kate realizes how important it is to workout with a friend for accountability and can often be seen exercising with her brother, Oliver.
Perhaps one of the most diverse workout set comes from Ms. Queen of Pop, Brittany Spears. Just like Spears herself, her workout routine is far from boring and changes with each day. From cardio to swimming, dance, yoga, hiking and even chasing after her two boys, are all part of her plan to stay fit and strong.
If there’s anything we’ve learned from taking a peak what keeps these celebrities in shape is that there’s no right way to stay active and build muscle. Mix things up and don’t be afraid to try something new every once in awhile. Here’s to breaking a sweat and maybe even catching the eye of a few paparazzi.